75. Baruch College-City University of New York
Zicklin School of Business
151 East 25th Street
New York, NY 10010
The Zicklin full-time Honors MBA Program is built around a cohort of students admitted together each fall semester. It starts with a pre-term program, a three-week immersion including leadership development, career management, team building, academic preparation, and cross-cultural management, as well as social activities with alumni and current students.
The Zicklin MBA features a core curriculum that is essential for business management foundation. In each of the first two semesters, students are assigned to a learning team of four or five students that leverages the cohort’s professional and cultural diversity. In the second year study, while students explore their own area of specialty, the cohort remains together in the final three core classes, including the capstone Business policy class in the final semester.
Latest Up-To-Date MBA Rankings:
Poets&Quants (2013): 75
BusinessWeek (2012): NR
Forbes (2013): 66
U.S. News & World Report (2014): 82
Financial Times (2014): NR
The Economist (2013): NR
Zicklin is currently climbing up from the rubble. The school zoomed like a rocket in the rankings game in 2011, and then proved the cliché that what goes up must come down in 2012. It plunged eight places in the 2012 Poets&Quants‘ composite ranking, falling to 77th from 69 in 2011. The reason: A weaker ranking from both U.S. News & World Report, which put the school 97th in 2012, down from 85.
In 2013, though, Poets&Quants ranked Zicklin 75—a small gain, but a gain nonetheless. Its U.S. News ranking improved substantially that year, as the school rose to 75th place. (In 2014, it fell again to No. 82). That improvement was offset by a fall in the Forbes ranking, where the school went from 50th place to 66th place.
Zicklin is so affected by these two rankings because it fails to make three of the most influential MBA rankings published: BusinessWeek, The Financial Times, and The Economist.
Tuition & Fees: $13,480 (resident), $26,220 (non-resident)
Average GMAT: 641
GMAT Range (mid-80%): 550-710
Average GPA: 3.30
GPA Range (mid-80%): 2.82-3.78
Acceptance Rate: 48.2%
Full-Time MBA Enrollment: 151
Average Age: 28
Average Base Salary: $76,942
Average Signing Bonus: $18,000
Percentage of MBAs with Job Offers at Graduation: 50.0%
Percentage of MBAs with Job Offers Three Months Later: 70.5%